Leadership and the Challenge of Change
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This paper discusses how one of the most challenging elements in the global area of change and greater competition is how to lead a company and its people through a period of change and how proper and successful decision making begins with determining a goal to be achieved. The paper examines the foundation of decision making that offers alternatives and includes a honest means of communicating goals and the need for change to employees. Best leadership practices are also explored.
From the Paper:" Change all too often implies globalization- the decision to sell and manufacture and distribute overseas. The elements of managing change here are to understand that "they" are not "us." For any company, seeking global expansion, the basic principle has to be to solve cultural, language, and goal-oriented differences in order to create a profitable bottom line. The most important thing to remember is that overseas markets, and customers, may be totally different from what executives and planners are used to in the United States. This means a different approach to nearly everything from production, inventory management, shipping, human resources, advertising, perhaps even packaging, and pricing, display, and distribution. Perhaps the most vital key is an understanding that the so-called "North American way" is not necessarily the way things are accomplished elsewhere. As Geert Hofstede explains: "Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy" (Hofstede 2004 1). "
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- Hofstede, G. "Five Cultural Dimensions" www.geert-hofstede.com/index.shtml
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